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11/29/2011 11:08 PM EST
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_hm   11/30/2011 12:18:57 AM
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Indoor navigation is quite essential in some environment like hosptials, education institutes and similar. However, can they do it with exsiting infrastructure like power line communication?

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daleste   11/30/2011 4:56:40 AM
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Interesting idea. Good to see Nokia coming up with new stuff.

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yalanand   12/5/2011 6:46:43 AM
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@daleste, but I am not so much excited about this technology because I don't think people will enable their bluetooth switch all the time since it consumes lot of power.

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/30/2011 5:19:46 AM
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How is this indoor blue tooth navigation different from NFC? Adding too many communication standards makes life complicated for the end customers while making buying choice for their phones

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aromeo   11/30/2011 8:05:36 AM
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Because bluetooth is passive. To begin a NFC communication the user need to do something.

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yalanand   12/5/2011 6:41:57 AM
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@aromeo, isn't it true that in case of Bluetooth also user has to "switch on bluetooth" so that he can be traced with this device ? Why do you think this is passive ?

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chouban   11/30/2011 12:35:07 PM
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Google just realized his Google map 6.0 that do the same ... but i think they use wifi for localisation

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t.alex   11/30/2011 1:56:26 PM
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Hopefully they combine both wifi and bluetooth for this purpose. Or else consumers are mostly confused.

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rick merritt   11/30/2011 3:45:04 PM
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Interestingly, Google Maps just announced an indoor feature supported in Android. See http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-frontier-for-google-maps-mapping.html Looks like Nokia may need to get some help from Microsoft accelerating its program!

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chanj0   11/30/2011 5:44:15 PM
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Indoor navigation is obviously a path to go. I was thinking if there was a map in a shopping mall to help me to locate shop a while back. Coincidentally, I've got news from Google is offering indoor navigation yesterday. I'm glad to learn that Nokia is walking on the same path. Using combination of bluetooth and WiFi and establishing a standard seem to be the right path. Bluetooth provides a better granularity while WiFi provides a coverage of a larger area. Today's Bluetooth doesn't automatically pair up to bluetooth around it. I don't think the smartphone or tablet automatically accept any data from a bluetooth transmitter nearby. There seemingly are changes in driver, firmware and, possibly hardware. I can't wait to learn more about the detail. :)

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jamony   12/24/2011 2:48:10 PM
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Luis Sanchez   11/30/2011 8:02:15 PM
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Very interesting. I wonder if the antenna arrays do a complete connection with the tags? I suppose this isnít necessary if they are taking advantage of the advertisement packets that the Bluetooth Low energy devices can transmit. Itís all a matter of capturing the RSSI values and doing a triangulation with it. And the mobile tags can respond to the antennas with a little more of information Ö this would perhaps further increase the 3d location resolution of the system. Considering the comment from Ďhmí about using PLC I think this isnít necessary as the article mentions using the WiFi hotspots which already are 2.4GHz radioís. but wouldnít this be a new product of itís one? I havenít heard about a WiFi router with Bluetooth Protocol capabilities. Only in mobile phones.

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_hm   11/30/2011 11:50:31 PM
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This is novel and interesting idea. Can they add more hardware/firmware for family or group so that they can also locate/track each other in mall and can meet easily without getting lost?

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jamony   12/24/2011 2:49:33 PM
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